Product News: What happened to the SPF 30 Lip Balms?

Friday, March 18, 2011


Is anyone else having a difficult time with the fact the first quarter of 2011 is rapidly coming to a close? What happened to January and February? The great news, especially for you mid-westerners and northeast residents, is that spring is so close.

What happened to our SPF 30 Lip Balm?
We have been deluged with letters asking why we have discontinued our SPF 30 lip balm. Unfortunately, this was the one product that we did not produce and could not control the raw materials for. For years we put up with the chemical sunscreens required for a “stick-based” lip balm product and at least took solace in the fact that the rest of the product was all natural.

I love the product … the way it feels, the way it works but when our sub-contract manufacturers put parabens in the last batch of 25,000 we bought, I could not, in good conscious keep selling that product. Why are parabens bad? I’ve posted a blog about that, you can read more here.

We do have an alternative as we make our ultra hydrating lip moist in five flavors … strawberry, mango, papaya pineapple, mint and vanilla. It is an organic crème and is the only thing that helps me in the when visiting dry desert areas. That was proven once again during my recent Las Vegas trip.

For those of you seeking SPF protection, fear not, we are working on getting a new product with SPF and will have it done as soon as we can, but only if we can produce it as an all natural product.

Other News: We’re Adding Rose Hips to Our Organic Spa Series!
By popular demand (we do listen), we are adding to our organic spa line a Rose Hips fragranced shampoo, shower gel, conditioner and lotion. We should be launching it in mid-April and we will discontinue the 99% natural Rosehip shampoo, shower gel and conditioner we now offer. Like our Papaya Pineapple and Cucumber Mint products, the Rose Hips line will be sulfate free, phthalate free and Paraben free and chock full of organics, anti-oxidants and cosmetic grade raw materials.

On the Horizon:
New Tanning Butter! Men’s skincare line, anti-aging serums and more!

A coffee butter tanning product, a dedicated men’s line, incredible serums for the face and décolletage, Vitamin C serums, a facial SPF, and a new sunscreen formula …. all in 2011.
Best regards

1 comment:

RShaef said...

When my husband and I bought a package that came with the lip balm, we were disappointed to see the parabens in it and were confused. I am so thankful for your decision to discontinue it and to come up with something better! I am even more impressed with you guys now :)

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